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Jul 2, 2012 11:00am EDT
situation is slowly improving for some. news 4's megan mcgrath joins us live from bethesda with more. meg megan. >> reporter: it is slowly xwlooufing and people noticed this morning as they drove into work, but we have a major problem. here in montgomery county there are 240 traffic signals without electricity. we're here at the intersection of old georgetown and democracy boulevard. we have state police here directing the traffic. well, that's helped to ease the situation at this intersection. there are plenty of other intersections that did not get this kind of attention. people had to use their judgment and come to a stop when they came up to a dark signal. needless to say, it made for a tough commute for a lot of folks. >> there's no light, and it's just a mess. >> reporter: hundreds of intersections including major ones like randolph road and connecticut avenue were without traffic signals this morning. >> i had to make a detour off connecticut avenue p because all the lights were out as far as i could see. so, i mean, i'm just trying to get to work. >> reporter: police dir
NBC
Jul 19, 2012 11:00am EDT
storm turned the bloomingdale neighborhood into a rushing river. a viewer sent us this home video of water rushing down their street. at one point, two inches of rain fell an hour. some areas also saw hail. >>> and some of that water went into people's homes. many homeowners spent the morning trying to clean up with no power. megan mcgrath reports on that. >> well, the storm didn't last long, but it packed quite a punch, bringing down trees and power lines. as you can see, pepco crews were very busy this morning, trying to get everybody back online. in the wee hours of the morning, pepco crews surveyed the damage caused by a large tree on acadia place. the entire street went black when it tumbled down. also dark, traffic signals along parts of north capital street, the intense heat that proceeded the storm is the likely culprit for the outage. vdot workers had to guide motorists through the intersections. pepco crews crawled down into man holes in an effort to get the power restored but couldn't happen soon enough for kia blake. >> i have been out since 6:45 yesterday afternoon. this
NBC
Jul 23, 2012 11:00am EDT
tracy wilkins is live with more on this for us now. tracy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, barbara. ncaa officials say these sanctions are meant to change the culture of athletics at penn state. while not punishing those who have done nothing wrong. it's a tough line to walk, but here's what the ncaa came up with. penn state has to pay a $60 million fine, which equals the amount of money generated annually by the football program. there will be a four-year ban on bowl games and any post-season competitions as well. there will be a reduction in sports scholarships from 25 to 15 for the next four years. the university will be stripped of all wins from 1998 through 2011. officials say that start date marks the date of the first infraction. the university will be on probation with the ncaa for the next five years, and the ncaa reserves the right to investigate individuals affiliated with the program and possibly levy additional sanctions after all criminal proceedings are complete. this historic penalty is brought by the ncaa followed former penn state assistant coach jerry sa
NBC
Jul 27, 2012 11:00am EDT
full table games concept, which would go to referendum. the addition of a sixth site gives us the opportunity to take entoconsidi into consideration the means of other subdivisions. >> it's really about dollars going into the state of maryland and prince george's county. >> but there are still obstacles. this plan now goes to a referendum and will need to be approved by the voters in the state of maryland. again, though, the special session, the first step here takes place or at least begins on august 9th. reporting live in annapolis, megan mcgrath, new 4z. now back to you, barbara. >>> turning to the weather and a sunny start to this friday. storm 4 meteorologist tom kierein joins us with the first forecast. you're looking for nasty weather later today, tom? >> yeah, we could get strong storms later this afternoon, just one more day of extreme heat and very high humidity. then we're going to start getting a break as we get into the weekend and next week. now, over the last several hours, we had an increase in sunshine breaking out here around the metro area, but there are some cl
NBC
Jul 16, 2012 11:00am EDT
us what's going on out there. >> reporter: well, right now, barbara, the good thing is everything is back to normal, but it was a mess and this was right in the middle of rush hour. so, again, things are back to normal right now, but still some delays on the red line. this follows a he messy weekend commute. it this started this morning around 8:10 a.m. metro officials had to off-load a train back onto the platform due to a mechanical issue. the station was closed for 15 minutes as they tried to ease congestion and get the train moving again. after 9:00 a.m. another train broke down causing the station to close again. everything is up and running now, but there are delays. today's incident follows what was a messy weekend commute. passengers were stranded for 45 minutes saturday afternoon due to a glitch in the computer system. the computer problem left controllers in the metro rail command center unable to see where trains were on the lines, and they could not control switchers remotely. 44 training were told to go to the nearest station and wait. about 45 minutes later trains were
NBC
Jul 18, 2012 11:00am EDT
us videos and pictures at the corner of ramsey avenue in silver spring. news 4 tracee wilkins is live with the breaking details for us now. tracee, tell us what is going on out there. >> they just told the ride on literally minutes before we went live here. let me show you what it looked like earlier. this was an amazing fire. plenty of people around here who saw it. we are looking at about the seventh fire in three years involving montgomery county ride-on buses. this morning's fire started just after 9:00 a.m. on ramsey street near the silver spring metro. no passengers were onboard, only the driver. sources say the driver saw the warning light go off and called 911 and escaped woult injury. most of these fires have started in the engine area and the causes range from circuit breaker issues to brake problems. they're going to have to investigate to see where this fire started. no one has been seriously injured in any of these fires, but this is a huge ongoing problem. the mechanics union has been complaining about the fires questioning the safety of these ride-on buses. montgom
NBC
Jul 24, 2012 11:00am EDT
mcgrath is live on the scene now. megan, what can you tell us about what's going on? >> well, barbara, decatur street is shut down here in the area of the rail tracks here. take a look behind me. you can see the crews still here on the scene. let's look at the chopper video. some pretty dramatic vilss to show you here of this suv that got in the way of this train. the train was heading northbound on the tracks. it's a csx train, a freight train and for whatever reason this suv got on to the tracks. the train, fortunately, was going rather slowly, tried to stop. it did impact, it did strike the suv and we're told that it dragged the vehicle about 30 feet up the tracks until it came to a complete stop. now, there was a woman behind the wheel, she's in her 30s. that's all we know about her identity. we're told that she has serious injuries, but that she is expected to live. now, exactly what was going on at the time this all happened. you can see that the lights here are flashing at this crossing here. exactly how this, the two came into this path of collision, that's still part of the i
NBC
Jul 25, 2012 11:00am EDT
short break from the heat. storm 4 meteorologist tom kierein joins us with a full forecast. sure feels nice, tom. >> i would like to award a gold medal to this day today. it is absolutely gorgeous. a perfect summer day under way. why, well, because we had nice, dry high pressure and a giflt from canada. this came down from ontario and now over us now with a beautiful blue sky, sparkling sunshine and low humidity. temperatures are just in the comfort zone. perfect. 82 now at reagan national with the low humidity and atlantic city now 78 and it's gently low 80s across most of virginia and still in the 70s there along the pennsylvania border and western maryland and cool locations still in the 60s out of the highlands in west virginia and this morning it was in the 50s, we'll take that in late july and the rest of the afternoon sunny with low humidity and highs reaching the upper 80s about 3:00, 4:00 and by late afternoon, back down to the mid-80s a perfect summer day. big changes on the way, though, barbara. the latest on that and we'll look at the weekend, too, in just a couple of minut
NBC
Jul 10, 2012 11:00am EDT
and what looks like a beautiful day ahead. storm 4 meteorologist tom kierein joins us with the first forecast. after all that oppressive heat, tom, it feels nice out there. >> wonderful break. all the way into the weekend and this morning, as we go back in time, we've had just a few passing showers to our south and, actually, a little bit of thunder and lightning, too. lower part of the eastern shore and now that is much farther to the south of the metro area where just a few clouds floating through now and no storms around now and we only have a small chance later today. now, all those areas in orange are climbing into the 80s and areas in yellow, 70s and even a few places in green and highlands and west virginia and right around the metro area low and mid-80s and reagan national now at 85 and we're going to peak in the upper 80s maybe briefly near 90 in a few locations south of washington by mid to late afternoon and just, again, a slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm popping up and we'll have wind out of the southeast around five to ten miles per hour. yes, we'll take a look
NBC
Jul 6, 2012 11:00am EDT
veronica johnson joins us with the first forecast. veronica another hot, humid, sticky day. >> we're seeing a north and northeasterly wind and that is allowing some of the dew point and moisture to start mixing out of here. as far as the temperatures go, today we started out slightly higher than we did yesterday. we failed to drop below 82 degrees and we missed the record high low temperature by 1 degree. 93 is where we are right now with a northeast wind, again, at 3 miles per hour. that dew point temperature 57 degrees and we're getting a little bit of a break now, i like that. but i still expect the actual air temperature to take us into the upper 90s to right around 100 degrees in many neighborhoods today. take a look. it's 88 right now in leesburg and 9d 3 in d.c. and 90 in culpeper and around new carrollton and the temperature currently 91 degrees. that heat index value, again, cooperating for right now. low to mid-90s currently and expect to see the air temperature top out, again, right near 100 degrees. feels like later today, 105. could be excessive and could get worse befor
NBC
Jul 9, 2012 11:00am EDT
today? meteorologist tom kierein joins us with the first forecast. tom? >> thankfully, no, angie. it does appear that things are settling down around the metro area and cooling down. thankfully around the region, we've had just some passing showers, lightning and thunder around dawn. you see breaks in the clouds. a little clouds breaking up near maryland and the pennsylvania border as well as across parts of northern virginia. all around, still cloudy and getting a few sprinkles. northeast washington, southern montgomery. those patches of green where we're getting a few sprinkles as well. elsewhere, a little sun trying to break out. temperatures now are beginning to climb to near 80 where the sun has broken out. charlottesville to 84. whilemont, arlington, fairfax and prince george's is in the mid-70s. what a refreshing change from the weekend. last week it's 76 at reagan national. for the rest of the afternoon, a few breaks in the clouds. overall a little bit of cloudiness, a slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm popping up. we'll reach the 80s. elsewhere we'll be hovering i
NBC
Jul 12, 2012 11:00am EDT
investigation into how money was spent and used during the 2010 campaign for mayor vincent gray. "the washington post" is now reporting that in january of this year, the mayor knew that associates spent money on behalf of his campaign that was not properly reported. according to "the post" a source close to the investigation says that gray met with jean clark harris, the public relations consultant she had an illegal campaign on gray's behalf. now, the associated press is reporting that campaign workers who worked for gray's 2010 campaign that day laborers were routinely paid $100 in cash, twice the legal limit. now, three people associated with gray's campaign have pleaded guilty to federal charges associated with illegal campaigning practices. three of gray's fellow council members are calling for his resignation, that includes david katania and bouser of ward 4. all of them are saying that the mayor is responsible for the corruption already uncovered since it was his campaign. after months of silence, the mayor spoke for the first time about the investigation during a press c
NBC
Jul 26, 2012 11:00am EDT
later. storm 4 meteorologist tom kierein joins us with the first forecast for midday. hey, tom. >> hey, barbara, good morning. we also had the humidity returning this morning, but one thing, the cloud cover we had has kept the heat down. the cloud cover coming from a cluster of thundershowers that came through. now, this is what it looked like at 7:00 this morning. they were producing thunder and lightning out of the mountains and rolled and moved north of the metro area and dissipated. pretty much dissipating over northeast maryland and still clouds over the metro area, but cloud cover is breaking up and off to our west, lots of sunshine. as that sun continues to break out around our region here over the next couple of hours, our temperatures will climb quickly. right now, just past 11:00, 83 at reagan national. we're near 90, though, from fredericksburg over to charlo e charlottesville and that area they could easily get up to 100 later this afternoon. around the metro area, we might not make it to 100. but heat advisory in effect from noon to 8:00 p.m. and the heat index tha
NBC
Jul 3, 2012 11:00am EDT
ice and towels, also looking for donations of gasoline so they can keep the generators going and use those fans. >> megan, thank you. >>> turning to the weather now at 11:05 and what will be another hot day for those still without power those who have to work outside. storm 4 meteorologist veronica johnson is here with the first forecast. veronica, good morning. >> good morning. unfortunately, still trapped under this massive bubble of heat and humidity, wish that things could at least be a little cooler for us but so many people without power that bubble extends from here in d.c. down south to atlanta and new orleans hit 96 and you're looking at the current heat index values. the temperature and humidity factored together and that extends north to chicago, illinois, and minneapolis, minnesota at 82 and 89 kansas city to 86 in dallas and going to stick around for quite some time. in fact, we're going to get even more heat and humidity coming our way tomorrow. we're already at 90 degrees. a light wind, it's out of the northeast, the dew point temperature at 65 degrees. and that, you c
NBC
Jul 11, 2012 11:00am EDT
news 4 angie geoff joins us with more. >> you're right, mayor gray just wrapped up his remarks in that alleyway behind me. now, the mayor was here to talk about an event that would help the area with its flooding issue, but that was overshadowed by him being peppered on questions about what he knew about the secret money that helped him get elected. yesterday 75-year-old jeannie clark harris, a veteran pr executive pleaded guilty to two felonies. she is accused of funneling to a shadow campaign from someone identified as co-conspirator number one. news 4 sources say that's businessman jeffy thompson. he's not been charged. harris says neither she nor the adviser overshadows the campaign and up until now mayor gray has been mum on the issue. you know, i would like to comment on all of this. as i've indicated along the way, this investigation is continuing. i said before that this investigation is continuing. obviously, it is. obviously, there is additional information that is unfolding. i think many of you will remember that more than a year ago i was the one that called for an inv
NBC
Jul 13, 2012 11:00am EDT
were able to help and in all they pulled 17 people out of the burning building, some using ladders. >> it was just chaotic. people running around, daughter screaming, she was screaming. it was just -- the heat was so intense. >> reporter: too early to pinpoint the exact exos of the fire, but investigators believe it started in the rear of the complex and rapidly spread up the wall to the roof helped along by the building's final siding. >> vinyl siding off gases when it burns. kind of like vapors you might see off of a gasoline can, for example. those vapors actually ignite. >> reporter: you can see firefighters are still here on the scene keeping an eye on things and looking for possible flare ups or hot spots. investigators are trying to figure out what exactly started this blaze. now, in all 74 people have been displaced. in terms of injuries, there were only minor injuries, bumps, bruises, cuts, nothing serious. reporting live in montgomery county, megan mcgrath, news 4. >>> new from overnight, one person is killed in a motorcycle crash on east village avenue a in montgomery vi
NBC
Jul 17, 2012 11:00am EDT
heat. it's already nearly 90 degrees in much of our area. tom kierein joins us with the first forecast. tom, good morning to you. >> good morning, barbara. it just looks hot. that was a live view from our hd city camera and on this tuesday, we have to call this torrid tuesday. already climbing into the 90s, reagan national now at 92 degrees just past 11:00 in the morning. much of virginia into the 90s. look at warrington, they are up to 94 right now and montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's county right near 90 degrees and for the rest of the afternoon, just stay inside, stay with us here at nbc 4 and stay cool unless you absolutely have to go outside. just stay in the ac. going to be up near 100 degrees by mid-afternoon feeling maybe like 105 when you factor and tomorrow, if you're going to imagine, it can get even more humid with the heat, we'll talk heat indexes near 110. i'll have details, though, on a break coming our way. that's coming up in just a few minutes. barbara? >> tom, we'll see you in a few minutes. >>> the d.c. government is trying to help out a number of pub
NBC
Jul 20, 2012 11:00am EDT
access this apartment because they have confirmed it is booby trapped to use their words, their terminology this morning. authorities taking extra time in order to access this apartment. in one of the most terrifying things, barbara, that we heard from a lot of the witnesses this morning is that this is very much so anticipated movie. so, you had a lot of people that were dressed in costumes and you really couldn't differentiate who was there dressed in costume just to enjoy themselves that evening and then how to differentiate them from this lone gunman. we're live in the newsroom this morning, erika a gonzalez, back to you. >> thank you very much, erika. >>> the shooting in colorado is on everyone's mind as they head to theaters. a theater from northwest d.c. richard, what is the mood like there now? >> barbara, the majority of people coming out to the movies today are not going to let a shooting stop them from watching a film they had been anticipating. this is the theater in cleveland park. a line of people just went inside for the next showing of "the dark knight" barricade
NBC
Jul 5, 2012 11:00am EDT
100 degrees or higher. veronica johnson joins us with a look at our first forecast this morning. still unbearably hot out there this morning, veronica. >> here we are just 11:00 a.m., aaron. very few cool spots to be had and you can see a big gap in our advisory map and those counties shaded in orange under a heat advisory until 8:00 p.m. our heat index could be higher than 105 degrees. aaron? >> we'll check back in a couple minutes, thanks, veronica. >>> a utility worker was killed in loudoun county. behind the wheel of a bucket truck and got into an accident on route 7 at blue ridge mountain road. it appears the brakes failed and she slammed into a tractor trailer. a passenger in green's truck was taken to the hospital. part of a group from florida helping dominion power crews here. >>> ahead of estimates, pepco restored power to customers since last friday's storm, but one woman in montgomery county wondering when she'll get electricity, again. melissa mollet has more on her wait for service. >> frustration is growing by the minute in neighborhoods like this one. power was re
NBC
Jul 4, 2012 11:00am EDT
. this is what we do. we're part of the neighborhood. the neighborhood is here for us. we're here for the neighborhood. but this is devastating. it really is. >> reporter: at this point if you have a downed tree or downed power lines in your neighborhood and you have not seen a crew there to take care of any of this, it's a good idea to go ahead and report it again. just in case it somehow has been overlooked. in northwest, i'm tracee wilkins, news 4. >> let's check on the midday holiday traffic right now. danella sealock is here. >> if you are traveling today down to the national mall, i do got to tell you a lot of street closures around the mall. your best bet today is to take metro but you can expect a large volume on metro today. just be aware of that and be patient. let's head down i-95. nice and clear. do you have any family members driving up? they have a smooth ride as they make their way to the beltway from triangle. here's a look at the occoquan. nice and quiet. a lot of people are up barbecuing already. let's take a look at 50 thinking of heading out to the beach? no issues
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